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, ose, we take a look at the takes to come out of pre-Family Night practices.To start things off, Ian Rapoport shared his two biggest takeaways from his visit to camp. He noticed that Bryan Bulaga was moving along in his ACL recovery much faster than expected (Note: Bryan was activated off the PUP on 8/4). Ian also called the way Gutekunst and the new regime run the team “a whole new world”. This, of course, brings up images of Disney’s Aladdin...right?The many, many hype trains that continue to roll from camp are also examined. Jake Kumerow is the talk of the town, and even caught the eye of Aaron Rodgers himself. But that doesn’t stop JK Scott from getting plenty of attention himself. The stop watches are out and the punts are being graded. Could he be the new Jeff Janis?Jason Wilde, co-host of Wilde and Tausch Green Bay Packers Hats
, seems to be struggling to let Jordy Nelson go. His twitter page has a litany of references to Jordy and how he is doing in Oakland.Finally, Ryan Wood of Packers News wrote an article about Kyler Fackrell’s lone 1-on-1 drill win against David Bakhtiari and how it might be the beginning of what is to come for the 3rd year OLB. Could he be a late-bloomer who will be a quality depth chart? Maybe. Realistically, it just means he won a single rep in training camp. Ty Montgomery insists he did not intentionally disobey coaches’ orders to take a knee on a kickoff in the end zone. The Packers running back defended his decision to run the ball out, saying he was unsure how close to the field of play he was.Montgomery was 2 yards deep when caught the kickoff with 2:05 remaining. He reached the Green Bay 20 before Ramik Wilson forced Montgomery to fumble with Wilson recovering the fumble. Aaron Rodgers never saw the ball again as the Rams picked up a first down and ran out the clock on a 29-27 victory.“He said the same thing he always says, ‘Catch the return, and if it’s in the end zone, keep it in the end zone.'” Montgomery said in video posted by Tom Silverstein of the Milwaukee Journal Sentinel. “. . . At that point in time, I stood where I always stood. I had a returnable ball Green Bay Packers Womens Hoodie
, so I made a split-second decision on, I don’t know if this is going to land on the goal line, so I’m not going to take a knee on the goal line, at the half-yard line and take a chance on putting the game in the ref’s hands. Unfortunately, I ended up fumbling the football, but I’ve never been a guy that completely disobeys what I’ve been told. I think you can ask a lot guys in the locker room. That’s not what I do. That’s not the kind of man I am. That’s not the kind of person I am.”Montgomery also defended himself against charges that he acted out of selfishness. Several Packers players anonymously called out Montgomery in a story written by Mike Silver of NFL Media. Silver’s report mentions a tantrum thrown by Montgomery after being removed from the game on the previous series.Montgomery admitted Monday he was frustrated when he was pulled during the Packers’ last offensive series and was unsure of his role on the team. But Montgomery was adamant that had nothing to do with his decision on the kickoff.The questions now become: Where does Montgomery stand with his teammates? Where do the Packers stand with Montgomery?Montgomery does not sound as if he will soon get over the “backlash” from teammates.“We talk about being brothers,” Montgomery said. “We talk about being family and keeping things in house, in house and this Womens Customized Green Bay Packers Jerseys
, that and the other, and that’s not what happened. I don’t know. Maybe that’s what they do in their family, but that’s not what I do in mine.“No one ever said anything to me. No one ever came to me. So I’m thoroughly disappointed in the speculation and just the backlash that I have to deal with now, because now we’re talking about my character. We’re not even talking about the fumble any more. We’re talking about my character.”Cornerback Tramon Williams insisted Monday that Montgomery did not act out of selfishness.